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Buyer's Guide 2017

Visit the 2017 Buyer's Guide for a list of companies that are focused on improving your show choir organization. Find the bst companies for Lighting and Sound, Special Effects, Staging and Auditoriums, Costuming, Organizational Software, Collectibles, Fundraising, Music and Arrangers, you can learn more about the companies loyal to the world of show choir.

ARRANGERS & MUSIC PRODUCTS

Breeze Tunes Productions: Arrangements by Garrett Breeze 
Nashville, TN
317-696-8855
www.breezetunes.com

Now located in Nashville, TN, Breeze Tunes Productions specializes in creating high-quality, competitive arrangements tailored to fit your choir’s show design, skill level, and budget! Choose from hundreds of previously arranged songs available to license or order a new arrangement. Our clients regularly appear on radio and television, tour internationally, and receive critical acclaim at regional, state, and national competitions. We are proud to help show choir directors produce high quality shows while staying within their budget. We believe that show choir arrangements work best when the arranger is a part of the team, communicating with choreographers and directors.

Jon Burr, Arranger for Hire
917-861-1242
www.arrangerforhire.com

Jon Burr, Arranger for Hire offers Bespoke Music Arranging & Music Services for Show Choir, Marching Band, Jazz & Big Band, Orchestral Arranging, Transcription, Adaptation, Music Preparation Services, and Licensing Administration. Customer feedback includes JK Williams noting, "Wow!!!! outstanding work. Fast, efficient, professional and of the highest quality (and I am very picky)." W.A. Robertson states, "His arrangements are accurate, intuitive and innovative when needed." Finally, Christian states of the experience that Burr "delivered excellent, expert arrangement days ahead of the expected deadline and was very patient."

Manhasset Specialty Company
www.manhasset-specialty.com

Quality is the number one priority. From its earliest days, Manhasset has striven to produce products of only the highest quality. Constant quality control inspections (throughout all phases of manufacturing, assembly and packaging) assure that the products leaving our facilities meet the high standard of quality and excellence that Manhasset has built its reputation on for 75+ years. Since 1935, we have been the undisputed leader in the manufacturing of concert style music stands worldwide. From our full line of music stands to our innovative accessories that answer our customers’ needs, at Manhasset we bring you the very best.

Music Arrangement Services
Boswell, IN
800-725-2243
www.showchoirmusic.com

Music Arrangement Services, Inc. offers show choir music for high schools, colleges and middle schools. Arrangement packages include full scores and reference recordings for you and your choreographer. Music Arrangement Services, Inc. strives to provide the highest quality arrangements possible so that your competition show choir may excel. Workshops and adjudication services are also available. Since the early 1990’s, Music Arrangement Services, Inc. has provided quality arrangements to groups from coast to coast.

AUDITORIUMS, LIGHTS, & SOUND

Audix
Wilsonville, OR
502-682-6933
www.audixusa.com

Audix commenced in 1984 with a mission that remains unchanged: To design, engineer, and manufacture high performing, innovative products that contribute to the advancement of the professional audio industry. Year after year Audix microphones are recognized for their innovative design, performance, quality, durability and value. Audix is determined to push the limits of technology. From concept to completion, our on-site research and development team combines with an in-house manufacturing facility, enable us to proudly provide products designed at our Wilsonville, Oregon, headquarters. Audix continues to evolve as we strive to provide you with products that exceed your expectations.

Mega Systems, Inc.
Helotes, TX
210-684-2600
www.megasystemsinc.com

Mega Systems, Inc. is a family owned and operated producer of stage lighting and video products for production companies and installations. Mega Systems, Inc. manufactures Mega-Lite, a leading producer of professional lighting fixtures for entertainment applications and architectural installations. The company makes LED stage lighting, architectural color changing fixtures and lighting control software, catering to the needs of houses of worship, theatres, tours, installs and much more. Mega Systems, Inc. is the exclusive US distributor for PR Lighting intelligent lighting fixtures, Dicolor LED Displays, RGBlink video processors, Biema loudspeakers, PLUSTRUSS rated truss, and ImageCue image servers. For all the technology needed to enhance any space or venue, rely on Mega Systems, Inc.

Staging Concepts
Minneapolis, MN
763-533-2094
www.stagingconcepts.com

Staging Concepts’ performance equipment provides solutions to accommodate demanding performance schedules and unique theatre spaces. The easy-to-install equipment allows for a variety of performances and events to be staged in the same space. Equipment includes extremely durable performance staging, orchestra pit fillers, trap platforms, stage extensions, seating risers, choral risers, acoustical shells, ADA platforms, and custom applications to a wide range of worldwide venues: performing arts centers, theatres, arenas, convention centers, worship facilities, schools, hotels and more. Staging Concepts’ full equipment line is designed and engineered to provide maximum flexibility for challenging configurations that demand quick and easy setup.

Wenger
Owatonna, MN
1-800-4Wenger (493-6437)
www.wengercorp.com

Wenger Corporation provides innovative, high-quality products and solutions for music and theatre education, performing arts and athletic equipment storage and transport. For more than 60 years Wenger has been listening to what our customers need and then designing and manufacturing innovative, durable and functional products to meet those needs. Wenger pioneered sound isolation in practice rooms and now offers modular rooms with virtual acoustic technology (VAE) and built-in digital recording/playback. Products include pre-engineered acoustical doors, sound-isolating music practice rooms, acoustical shells, instrument and equipment storage cabinets, audience seating, portable stage platforms and staging systems, tiered risers, music furniture and more.

COMPETITIONS & COLLECTABLES

Bloomington Gold Show Choir Competition
Bloomington, MN
952-681-5000, ext 5228
khs.bloomington.k12.mn.us/node/3122264

On February 4th, 2017, Bloomington Gold Show Choir Competition was hosted by the Bloomington Kennedy Show Choirs at 9701 Nicollet Avenue South Bloomington MN 55420. For questions or further information about next year’s competition, please contact Niccole Jordan at (952) 681-5000, ext 5228.

Kennedy Show Choir Invitational: Raise the Roof!
Cedar Rapids, IA
www.kennedyraisetheroof.com

“Raise the Roof!" Join us on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Kennedy High School, located at 4545 Wenig Rd NE in Cedar Rapids as we RAISE THE ROOF with an incredible show choir event. Our event is open to Middle School, High School Prep, and High School Varsity Ensembles. We are a single venue event, with middle school competing in the morning and high school prep groups performing in the afternoon. We use consensus scoring for finals and work hard to find highly qualified judges who are currently active in show choir but have not seen any of our performing groups earlier in the season, which gives every group a fresh perspective on their show.

Connecticut Classic 2017
Madison, CT
203-245-6350-Dtr. Soja
www.ctclassic.com

Daniel Hand High School is proud to present the 2nd annual Connecticut Classic Show Choir Competition. We are conveniently located just 90 minutes from New York City on Connecticut’s beautiful shoreline. Please visit www.ctclassic.com to complete registration for your show choir today and we will see you on Saturday, March 4, 2017!

FAME Show Choir National Championship Series
Mesa, AZ
800-289-6441
www.showchoirs.org

Though FAME has promoted the Show Choir Cup as the National Championship since 1996, it was not until 2011 that a complete Show Choir National Championship Series was introduced. This new format not only provided a National Championship event for Show Choirs but a means to qualify for this event. Show Choirs register to participate in one of a series of six regional competitions to determine the National Finalists. The National Finalists then receive a bid for participation in the National Championships. The 2017 season events are in Branson, Chicago, New York, Orlando, Hollywood, with Show Choir Finals in April.

Franklin Community ShowFest
Franklin, IN
317-496-0791
www.fchschoirs.com

Franklin Community ShowFest is a premiere contest which brings together top choirs for 2 days of high energy competition, quality entertainment, and fantastic awards. ShowFest hosts Small Mixed and Middle School Choirs on Friday, February 3rd and continues with Large Mixed, Small and Large Unisex and Concert Choirs on Saturday February 4th. Show-Fest also offers 2 days of solo competition. Concert choirs also receive on stage clinic after performance. ShowFest boasts the best sound quality, food vendors and hospitality in one of Indiana's finest Performing Arts Centers! Registration for ShowFest is $275 per group and $25 per soloist. Visit fchschoirs.com and on Facebook at FCHS ShowFest.

Marion Masquerade Invitational
Marion, IA
319-377-9891, ext. 1133
www.marionmasquerade.com

The Marion Masquerade will take place at Marion High School in Marion, IA. The competition begins on Friday, February 24th with Middle Schools and continues on Saturday, February 25th with High Schools. All performances take place in a 2,000-seat performance venue with professional staging, lighting and sound. All choirs receive a live critique following their performance as well as a trophy for each group and medals for each member of the Grand Champion Middle School and High School groups. Registration for the event is $250 per group if received before October 1st or $300 if received after October 1st. Visit our website for further details.

MidAtlantic Spectacular at Clover Hill
Midlothian, VA
www.midshowspectacular.com

With Clover Hill's Mid-Atlantic Show Choir Spectacular in Midlothian, Virginia, all performances are held in our 1,000 seat auditorium, and sets are rolled directly onto the stage with no stairs involved. Individual choir private (locking) preparation rooms (pre-decorated by our choirs!), and there is a Directors’ Hospitality Room – lunch, dinner and snacks throughout the day for directors and assistant directors. MASS will be recorded and DVDs of the competition will be available for purchase. We offer Mixed and Unisex Divisions Competition and Caption Awards in each Division to include: Best Choreography, Best Vocal Sound, Best Combo, Best Show Design, Best Male Vocalist, Best Female Vocalist, and Best Stage Crew. Top scoring choirs will advance to the Finals Competition!

Petal Show Choir Invitational
Petal, MS
601-583-8323, Dtr. Luckett
www.petalsoundsations.com

Learn more about the 17th Annual Petal Show Choir Invitational, which takes places on February 24 and 25, 2017. Includes: Middle School/Junior High Division – Friday (31 & under, 32 & over), High School Division – Saturday (A, AA, AAA, and Unisex). Benefits include the following: A nationally recognized judging panel, state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center, and performance order based on receipt of registration and fees! Cost: $275 per group and $250 for an additional group (like a unisex group & mixed group, not a middle school & a high school group) and $25 solo fee per entrant (no limit on soloists per group).

Show Choir Collectables
440-488-1481
www.ShowChoirCollectables.com

Show Choir Collectables is a specialty company that creates custom collectable pins from your existing show choir event logo. The collectable pins can be sold at your show choir invitational/showcase. Participants and attendees will have the opportunity to collect a specialty/custom item from your event and each event they attend throughout the show choir season. The show choir kids that we have talked to are very excited about this new concept and are anxious to have something to collect to remember their experiences. These sales will create additional revenue for your organization to boost income. If your organization does not currently have a logo, we can work with you to create one.

COSTUMING

Dornink Show Choir Costumes
Des Moines, Iowa
515-255-7528
www.dorninkshowchoir.com

Dornink, a custom design fashion house in Des Moines, Iowa, can create your show choir costumes to perfectly complement your set. Choose from our many styles or design your own and let us make your vision a reality. Dornink styles can be customized to fit your set and your budget. Dornink has over 22 years of experience creating show choir costumes. Founder Faythe Dornink began custom sewing costumes for her daughters in show choir in 1992. Since then, designer and daughter Sarah Dornink, educated and trained in New York, has joined the business. Sarah and Faythe will personally work with you to custom design your costumes and create the perfect set.

Satin Stitches Ltd.
Minneapolis, MN
763-323-9507 or 1-800-48-SATIN
www.satinstitches.com

Real Custom...Real Quality For Nearly 40 Years! At Satin Stitches, we pride ourselves on producing couture quality performance costumes and uniforms, right here at our showroom/production facility in Minneapolis. We do not cut corners on quality and do not just simply “customize” stock styles and call it “custom.” You can only appreciate and understand our superior Satin Stitches quality if you see and wear it for yourself. So don’t hesitate to call or email with questions about what we can do for you!

FUNDRAISING

ByDezign First Aid Kits
847-970-9050
www.bydezignproducts.com

Selling first aid kits that are both useful and affordable means your organization makes more money while promoting safety. We have other products available as well: Pocket Duct Tape®, emergency mylar blankets, solar/waterproof lanterns, CPR keychain pouches, and many other items that help promote safety. Only order what you have sold, so there are no minimums or overbuying. Kits are private labeled with full color labels to help promote your organization; smaller kits are perfect for promotion at trade shows, and they make great safety incentives. Pet First Aid Kits are available too!

Country Meats
Ocala, FL
800-277-8989
www.countrymeats.com

Country Meats Smoked Snack Sticks for fundraising offers fourteen different flavors to choose from that have slow cooked in a smokehouse for 18 hours. Our family owned and operated company focuses on the highest quality ingredients as well as superior customer service. Offering an effortless, high profit, and low cost fundraiser designed to fit the needs of all organizations, we are here to serve you and your fundraising needs. Never tried us before? No problem! Call us at 800-277-8989 or visit our website www.countrymeats.com to learn how to receive your FREE sample, and taste the difference for yourself.

Dutch Mill Bulbs
Hershey, PA
800-533-8824
www.dutchmillbulbs.com

Dutch Mill Bulbs originated Flower Bulb Fundraising over 50 years ago. Our Fall Fundraising Program and Spring Fundraising Program offer easy-to-sell and easy-to-grow varieties of flower bulbs and bare root perennials. We’ve helped tens of thousands of groups exceed their fundraising goals with our Flower Bulb Fundraising Programs. Our Fundraising Program is the perfect flower bulb fundraiser for your group to fundraise while “going green” with our eco-friendly, economically priced no-risk Fundraising Programs. Since its inception, Dutch Mill Bulbs has been recognized for outstanding service, value, quality and reliability. You can count on us for your most successful fundraiser ever!

Fun Pasta
Nashville, TN
800-247-0188
www.funpastafundraising.com

Fun Pasta Fundraising is new and unique! Sell Pasta in “fun shapes” like musical notes, sports, holidays, collegiate logos & more! Healthy and fun foods for the entire family! Need a great choir fundraising idea? We can help! Earning up to 50% profit, you can sell from our brochure and also online with your webpage link! Free brochures & free shipping! Prizes include iTunes or Wal-Mart gift cards. Some of the benefits of our program are: One-of-a-Kind products, made in the USA, affordable price points, healthy and fun, long shelf life, easy distribution – no melting or refrigeration, Online Leader Dashboard, and Auto Alert Marketing Tool for sellers. Have fun, eat pasta, and raise money!

Hudson & Co Spirit Throws
Roseville, CA
888-429-7708
www.spiritthrows.com

Looking for an encore worthy fundraiser? Spirit Throws custom woven blankets is the SHOW stopping product perfect for your organization. How it works: We use your School logo and colors to create a FREE virtual design. You set your sales price and pre-sell to your School, Community and Alumni using our FREE pre-sale kit. Place an order using funds from your presale or with a school issued PO. Receive your custom blankets that will be a treasured keepsake for years to come. Benefits include the following: Made in the USA, quick turn-around, low minimum, and no start-up cost. To get started call 888-429-7708 or email gennam@surewest.net

Priester's Pecans
Fort Deposit, AL
800-523-3505
www.priesters.com/fundraising

Priester's Pecans has been providing top quality gourmet products to groups like yours over 75 years. Our #1 goal is to make sure your fundraiser with our product is the best fundraiser your group will ever do. Our ordering process is user-friendly, fast & efficient. We have organized our fundraising program into as few steps as possible, so you can spend more time raising funds and less time with forms and paperwork. Priester's makes it easy with our "No Hassle Fundraising Program." Fundraising has never been easier, more fun, or as profitable. Get in touch with us by filling out the fundraiser request form, calling and asking for the Fundraising Department, or visiting our fundraiser resource page.

School Spirit Coffee
Winchester, KY
800-570-1443
www.schoolspiritcoffee.com

School Spirit Coffee, Inc. is the fundraiser you love with the products you enjoy! Since 2005 School Spirit Coffee has offered private label specialty coffee, tea and instants to help schools and nonprofits raise funds by providing quality products and excellent customer service. You can earn 45 – 50% profit, there are no upfront costs, there’s no charge for creating your private label and no minimums. Our coffee is roasted in-house and specifically to your order, guaranteed fresh. In addition we include an online feature to supplement your brochure sale. Anyone in the continental US can support your fundraiser and we ship directly to your customer. When you’re ready to start, complete the Get Started Form on our website.

Vesey's: Flower Power Fundraising
888-833-1486
www.flowerpowerfundraising.com

If you are looking for a green, fuss-free and easy fundraiser that earns you fantastic profits, look no further. Flower Power fundraising is proud to offer the finest bulbs and plants available, which is why they are 100% guaranteed. Flower Power earns you 50% profit on every sale you make and ships the product to your supporters' doors! Order your free sales supplies to start your catalog fundraiser or build an online fundraiser today. No minimum orders, no up-front costs, and expert help every step of the way! Earn 50% on every sale you make with America's Green Fundraiser. Call us or visit us online today to request your free Information Kit and supplies.

SOFTWARE & TRAVEL

Adventure Travel
Birmingham, AL
888-225-2885
www.adventuretravel.com

Adventure Travel was founded in 1977 on the belief that providing customers with exceptional value and service would keep them coming back. 40 years later that is still the foundation of our success. Adventure Travel has a full-service group planning department to save you both time and money in planning your choir, band, or music ensemble group. We take the hassle out of locating hotels and coordinate the very best prices on group airfares. We help you manage your payment schedules to ensure deadlines aren’t missed. With online payment options, your choristers and bandmates have an easy way to submit their payments, and we can suggest fundraising ideas to lower your overall costs.

Charms Office Assistant
Rowlett, TX
214-556-1912
www.charmsoffice.com

Charms Office Assistant is an easy-to-use online database system, designed by music teachers, to help you run your student programs more efficiently—organizing student contact info, inventory, music library, and uniforms—while tracking all financial transactions by student, including fees, fundraisers, trips, and more. Charms is simply the most cost-effective product of its kind out there (less than $1 per day!), and is designed to give the Director more time to do what they should be doing—teaching music! Visit our website for a 60-day No-Obligation Trial, and discover the Charms system for yourself.

 

 

 

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